Handgun found in man's carry-on at Newark Liberty airport

Security agents found a loaded gun in a New York man's carry-on bag as he prepared to board a flight at Newark Liberty International Airport. Port Authority police spokesman Joe Pentangelo says 40-year-old

News 12 Staff

Jun 15, 2015, 11:15 PM

Updated 3,236 days ago

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Handgun found in man's carry-on at Newark Liberty airport
Security agents found a loaded gun in a New York man's carry-on bag as he prepared to board a flight at Newark Liberty International Airport.
Port Authority police spokesman Joe Pentangelo says 40-year-old Gregory Soltanoff, of Woodstock, was charged Sunday with unlawful possession of a handgun and hollow point bullets.
Transportation Security Administration officers found the .32 caliber firearm, which was loaded with six rounds, in the bag after it was screened at a checkpoint. The gun was detected by a TSA officer who was monitoring an X-Ray machine at the checkpoint.
TSA officers then contacted Port Authority police, and Soltanoff was arrested. He was released later Sunday.
Airport operations were not affected by the incident.


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